Improvement of Bit-Error-Rate in Optical Fiber Receivers
Source: Sultan Qaboos University
In this paper, a post processing scheme is suggested for improvement of Bit Error-Rate (BER) in optical fiber transmission receivers. The developed scheme has been tested on optical fiber systems operating with a Non-Return-to-Zero (NRZ) format at transmission rates of up to 10Gbps. The transmission system considered is based on well-known transmitters and receivers blocks operating at wavelengths in the region of 1550 nm using a standard single mode fiber. Performance of improved detected signals has been evaluated via the analysis of quality factor and computed bit error rates. Numerical simulations have shown a noticeable improvement of the system BER after implementation of the suggested post processing operation on the detected electrical signals.